Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

PhD in Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD) program is a thesis based PhD research degree. This program is offered to applicants who hold a Masters Degree in a related field. It is expected that graduate students will complete all program requirements within four years.

Times to Completion

12 terms (4 years)

Funding Details

Eligible research-based students will receive a minimum of $13,000 plus tuition (excludes ancillary fees) through research grants, contracts, scholarships and teaching assistantships. This amount will increase to $14,000 after successful completion of the PhD Comprehensive Examination. To maintain fundable status, students must sustain an average of 78% at Western.

Admission Requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English or if a student has not completed 2 years of undergraduate or graduate education at an English-speaking institution in a country whose official first language is English, then you must provide proof of your proficiency in English by successfully completing one of the recognized English Language Proficiency examinations. For more information about English Language Proficiency, please visit our English Language Proficiency page

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students

  • Fall: Jul 1
  • Winter: Nov 1
  • Summer: Mar 1

International Students

  • Fall: Apr 15
  • Winter: Aug 15
  • Summer: Dec 15

Degree Requirements

Fields of Research